Time for an out-of-Auckland walk. The Martha Goldmine Pit Rim Walkway in Waihi is an interesting one hour walk. The walkway has been developing over the last few years and since I last walked it about two years ago, further work on it has progressed. Future plans are to turn the huge hole into a fresh water swimming lake.
But for now it is an education and a workout! I like to start the walk opposite the Information centre in Seddon Street and turn left at the battery to walk in a clock-wise direction. There are many places to stop and view the workings and machinery, plus read the information pinned onto the fence.
The walk is good on a cloudy cool day as in the middle of summer there is little shade. There are slight uphills, a small shelter-belt of native bush and open grasslands and waterways, that provide contrast. After rain, there are wet parts so it is wise to wear waterproof footwear.
Learn more, visit Waihi’s Walkways